Zoska Reggeliző Kávézó

For the longest time, Budapest had only a few breakfast restaurants, even though we know what a difference a plate of creamy scrambled eggs can make to start the day off on the right foot. Part of this gaping void was filled in 2014 with the opening of Zoska, a breakfast-all-day, counter-service restaurant. It's nestled in a quite, downtown backstreet, featuring gleaming white walls, and a shabby-chic decor.

The breakfast foods, which are low-priced, span from ham and eggs (€3) to frankfurters (€3), granola (€3), and bundás kenyér (€3), a savory version of the French toast. These are far from being the best dishes in the city, but they are some of the least expensive. I most enjoyed the toasted sandwiches, especially the one packing boiled ham and ooozing brie and blueberry jam (€3).

Zoska's staff can be grouchy, though, granted, the place often gets mobbed by people in the mornings. If you can't find an empty seat, check Csendes Társ, located around the corner from here, a cute outdoor-only café. Note that Zoska is closed on Sundays.